Cristiano Ronaldo has now equalled the record of games played in the Champions League, held by former sportsman Iker Casillas, following Manchester United's defeat by 2-1 at Young Boys.
With 177 appearances, Ronaldo is now on par with Iker Casillas and is expected to surpass this total during his time with Manchester United
Despite a disappointing result for the Red Devils, Ronaldo opened up the scoring on the night with a goal in the 13 minute, following an assist from fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes. The team went down to 10 men after Wan-Bissaka was sent off, leaving Young Boys able to make a comeback with a goal in the 66 minute from Ngamaleu, while Siebatcheu put the final nail in the coffin at 90+5 with another goal.
It may not been the result that Manchester United were looking for however, it places Ronaldo firmly in the Champions League football hall of fame, with the 36 year old joining the retired Spanish goalkeeper, who was his teammate at Real Madrid and played 27 games for FC Porto in the competition, during the 2015/16 and 2018/19 seasons
Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has been highly publicised and has pushed his number of appearances for the team now up to 53 in the Champions League